Swoop Adds Non-Stops To Cuba

Swoop has expanded its winter schedule with new routes, more frequencies and new service to Cuba. The seasonal, non-stop service between Toronto (YYZ) and Varadero (VRA) begins on Jan. 11, 2023, and fares start from $189 one-way.

Tia McGrath, Leader, Distribution and Sales, said: “We’re thrilled to be announcing an expansion in the Caribbean, adding Varadero to our growing list of vacation destinations. Cuba tops the list for Ontarians seeking an affordable beach getaway and we’re proud to reaffirm our commitment to the region with more ultra-convenient and ultra-low fares.”

As part of its expanding winter schedule, Swoop will restart service to some popular sun routes, bringing back to London, ON (YXU) with non-stop service to Cancun (CUN) starting on Dec. 3 and to Orlando (Sanford) on Dec. 4.

In addition, the ULCC will restart service to Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) from both Toronto (YYZ) and Hamilton (YHM) on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9, respectively.

McGrath said: “We know that choice and value are important to Canadians planning vacations. We have several options available for our ultra-not-expensive flights to be packaged with all-inclusive resorts or vacation properties.”

Through Swoop Getaways, travellers can pair ultra-not-expensive Swoop flights with thousands of hotel, resort and vacation properties, unlocking hotel discounts. Those looking for a pre-packaged vacation can add a Swoop flight to a WestJet Vacation when they book through online travel agencies. Swoop has also partnered with The Special Travel Corporation, whose knowledgeable travel agents can book custom packages with ultra-low-fare Swoop flights.

Lessner Gomes, Director of the Cuba Tourist Board, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Swoop flights to Cuba, we are excited with this new partnership which means more capacity to Cuba from Canada. In this price sensitive market, Swoop’s ultra-low cost structure will make easier to Canadians this winter to enjoy beautiful Cuba.”

Swoop has increased the frequency of flying on many existing routes, with daily flights from Toronto to Cancun and Las Vegas and near-daily flights to Montego Bay and Punta Cana.

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